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Dr. Sumitra Mani  - Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Sumitra Mani

MBBS

Pediatrician, Chennai

16 Years Experience
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Sumitra Mani is a popular Pediatrician in Anna Nagar East, Chennai. You can visit her at Chennai Heart Clinic in Anna Nagar East, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sumitra Mani on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madras Medical College - 2002
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Caring for Infants

MBBS, DGO, DNB
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Caring for Infants

Start planning the arrival of your baby by the end of the sixth month of your pregnancy, like searching options for baby's health care, and making arrangements at your home for the new edition to the family.

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My daughter is 6 months old and she has problem of nose block from so many days. We are giving her saline nasal drops 6-7 times a day. Are Saline nasal drops are safe? And how to do permanent cure of this problem?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter is 6 months old and she has problem of nose block from so many days. We are giving her saline nasal drops...
Saline drops are safe and may not give consistent with block. He has allergic nasal block and may need other nasal drops like Otrivin.
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How To Care For Your Babies In Winters?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad

Stay safe and warm in winters make sure that your babies (speacially small babies) are wearing more then six layers of clothes with cap and socks.

 

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M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
The volatile oils in ginger have long made it a useful herbal remedy for nasal and chest congestion. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over a 1-inch piece of peeled, grated ginger; steep for 10 minutes; and strain. Add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper to the water and drink as needed.
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In market there are two types of bala goli available. Kesariya bala goli Zandu bala goli Is it safe for 1.5 month baby? Can we give it our baby 1goli everyday?

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
In market there are two types of bala goli available. Kesariya bala goli
Zandu bala goli
Is it safe for 1.5 month bab...
Hello lybrate-user, please let your child be exclusively breastfed till 6 months of age. No need to give anything else.
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Hi. My daughter is 4 month old but she is unable to respond to her neck? Means she can not straight her neck itself when her head is bended right or left.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Hi. My daughter is 4 month old but she is unable to respond to her neck? Means she can not straight her neck itself w...
Check if she raises her neck while laid down with face down, if she cant you need to consult a pediatrician.
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Can I give arrowroot biscuits to my 5 months old baby. Because he is refusing breastfeeding. Please help.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Can I give arrowroot biscuits to my 5 months old baby. Because he is refusing breastfeeding. Please help.
You may start weaning with semi solids like suji kheer Dal khichadi etc once in a day, dairy milk and continue breastfeeding. If you have any other queries, you may consult me privately through Lybrate.
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The baby is not turning, nor she is moving on her stomach, nor on her knees. She sits well, straight. Doctor suspects of hypotonia? What is the cure.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
The baby is not turning, nor she is moving on her stomach, nor on her knees. She sits well, straight. Doctor suspects...
Sorry, your information is vague and some inconsistent. If baby can sit well, she must on also turn (rolling). As she can sit well, she may not be suffering from hypotonia. It is necessary to know more information to arrive some conclusion.
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My baby is vomiting for more then 2 weeks and he also do not drink milk only forcefully we give. He is 8.5 month and wt 7 kg. Please suggest?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is vomiting for more then 2 weeks and he also do not drink milk only forcefully we give.
He is 8.5 month and ...
If he is bottle fed you have to stop bottle and give breast and other feed, if you give give with a spoon ,If he has temperature also then he has to be looked ofr an infection.
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My daughter is 5 yrs, but dsnt eat any vegetable. Only tks daal n curd with paratha. She has a weak immune n alys suffer from cold n complains too about having pain in legs n hands. Please suggest what to do.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Madam, she is five and suppose eat by herself. She may have different taste but she eat with other members of family. I don't think it is big problem. She will pickup gradually.
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My baby is 6 month old and yesterday she had loose motion (3 times) in a day. Her other activities are normal. Is it because of her teething or some other reason. And should I give her ORS.

DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Amravati
My baby is 6 month old and yesterday she had loose motion (3 times) in a day. Her other activities are normal. Is it ...
Nothing to worry if baby is not vomiting, and no fever. Feed her regularly. Ors could be given but make it in given proportion.
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Preserve child's milk teeth

BDS, Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research
Dentist, Kolkata
It is always better to preserve a child's teeth till its succadenous one comes to a proper level. If there are cavities in a childs teeth go for filling or other conservative treatment as it preserves the arch lenght and maintenance of space for permanent teeth. Try to avoid dental extractions of cavitated milk teeth.
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How many times we should breastfeed and solid food give to 06 months old baby in day kindly advise. Because some time when we feeding cerelac to baby she keeps in mouth only for around 1 minute and then swallow. Some time do not open mouth n cry. What could be a reason. Kindly advise.

MBBS MD DCH FRCP (LONDON), Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
How many times we should breastfeed and solid food give to 06 months old baby in day kindly advise. Because some time...
Breast feeding should be demand feeding even at 6 months of age. In between introduce in small amount home made mashed cereals fruit and vegetable like dal dalia khichri suji ka halwa. The supplemary feeding should be gradually increased in quantity and frequency. CERELAC IS NOT INDISPENSABLE. Feeding a baby requires lot of patience and should be a enjoyable experience. Best wishes
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I am a grandma. Why does doctors advise hot water bath and refuse to give drinking water to new born babies?

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am a grandma. Why does doctors advise hot water bath and refuse to give drinking water to new born babies?
Hello, Warm water bath can surely be given. But feeding water before 6 months of age can lead to various infections in the baby. Mother milk has enough water vo tent in it ro prevent dehydration. Water is the major source of infection for any age group.
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My wife deliver a baby girl on 22-02-2016. The baby face is small changes, nose are pretty (face and eye is small yellow colour) legs & hands are power less. The Baby tested TSH level is 10.9 at a birth time. The pediatrician saw the baby problem is down syndrome. Iam shocked, at the time of pregnancy state doctor UT scanned at 9 times for 9 months. But no problems are identified. She has no natural problems (weight, height, Age is 20). Dr. Please help me my baby treating these problems. She recover a natural life? Please inform the status of recovery at downs at a baby. Please help me.

DM - Neonatology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My wife deliver a baby girl on 22-02-2016. The baby face is small changes, nose are pretty (face and eye is small yel...
A syndrome essentially means involvement of differetn systems of one's body due to a common pathology. The range of involvement of different systems vary from patient to patient. All babies of down syndrome donot have bad outcome. The outcome varies from very good to worse. Your baby needs detailed clinical examination to see her neurological status, certain imaging and blood investigations to rule out other defects commonly associated with down syndrome and most important of all close follow up.
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Hi Sir, My son is 10 years old. He is eating slate pencils daily. He will not eat food, he is looking very dull. So, please give me suggestion what I have to do.

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
He may be anemic get blood checked and treatment accordingly. Many times psychological, need treatment according to that.
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My son who is 8 years old, good in studies but while talking he is not clear in words. Like in Hindi he calls words SH, says "S" and "the" says "TA" While staring at him or correcting him, he corrects it Can you help me with speech therapist Thanks.

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
He may have mild difficulty in pronociation. If all other functions are normal then do not worry about it. It will also become normal wuth age. Be careful not to frequently correct him. Criicize him or make fun of him, because if you do this then your son will gradually lose confidence to talk freely and strat withdrawing or avoiding situation where he needs to talk.
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My son does not responds properly when we call him even though he has no problem in hearing. He also does not speaks properly at the age of 5 years. please help.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Can you please give more details about your son. I need it to prescribe proper medicine..or else, you can consult me too, for proper treatment.
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I am 29 years two years back I had baby she had TO fistula she was operated but we can't save her so this can be happen in next pregnancy too of mine or this was just a bad luck of mine. Is there any anomaly scan to know internal problem of foetus.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am 29 years two years back I had baby she had TO fistula she was operated but we can't save her so this can be happ...
Hello, Yes an anomaly scan and a targeted anomaly scan is being done at 18-20 weeks of gestation to find out such anomalies. But it is suggested that you both should get a genetic counselling done before planning another pregnancy.
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My 16 months son did not wave bye yet. He is 10 kg. He did eye contact after 5 months after births. His neck was little cross but right now it is cleared. Now he can crawl stand and try to walk but keeps little more distance in his two legs. I have consulted physiotherapist according to him my son shows symptoms of mild low tone. Please tell me is it 100% curable. Will it affect his future life like studding, games. I want to know will he can did other activities like normal kid. Please help what treatment should I follow.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 16 months son did not wave bye yet. He is 10 kg. He did eye contact after 5 months after births. His neck was litt...
Low tone of muscles may cause such delay in development. It is essential to know cause of hypotonia. If it is due to nutritional deficiency, it can be managed and child may have normal life but need early intervention. Even then it is advisable to consult pediatrician.
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